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2015 Pulse of Internal Audit Report Reveals Weaknesses in Identifying Emerging Risks

Increasingly brazen cyberattacks and other security issues are major concerns for companies, with nearly seven in 10 internal audit leaders ranking them as a high or critical priority, according to a new survey by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Despite the alarm, only about a third of those surveyed have a high degree of confidence in their organization’s ability to identify and adequately address emerging risks on a timely basis, according to The IIA Audit Executive Center’s 2015 North American Pulse of Internal Audit.

What’s more, the door may be open to even more trouble, with less than half of respondents to the Pulse survey identifying organizational sustainability as a high priority and few considering geopolitical instability as a priority.

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